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How will Brexit affect businesses that trade with the EU?

Even though the UK is scheduled to leave the EU in just under a month, there’s still plenty of confusion surrounding Brexit and how it’s going to affect businesses. While nothing is certain at the moment, planning for a “No Deal Brexit” is a sensible option. Almost...

Making Tax Digital for VAT: just one month to go

  There’s less than a month to go until the first round of VAT-registered businesses enter into the Government’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) regime. All VAT-registered businesses turning over more than £85,000 will be mandated into MTD by 1 October 2019, with the...

Auto-enrolment fines double in just two years

The number of fines issued to employers who haven’t been complying with their auto-enrolment responsibilities has increased by an incredible 146% over the last two years. In 2016/17, there was a total of 14,707 fines issued for non-compliance but by 2017/18,...

Year-End Tax Guide 2018/19

Everything you need to know about taxes in 2018/19 including the current personal allowance threshold, pension contributions, capital gains tax, VAT and more. Personal allowances and tax reliefs The personal allowance for the current tax year is £11,850. Any...

UK businesses increase spending on R&D to £23 billion

According to the latest data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), UK businesses spent an incredible £23.7 billion on research and development (R&D) in 2017. The data also revealed that year-on-year expenditure on R&D increased by £1.1bn...

Businesses getting to grips with the apprenticeship levy

After previously voicing serious concerns over its complexity and lack of flexibility, UK businesses are finally beginning to understand the apprenticeship levy.  The new scheme came into effect on the 6 April 2017 but companies struggled to adopt it thanks to its...

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